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Patricia Faust Sayre

Patricia Faust Sayre of Vineyard Haven died on October 4, 2012, in Boston following a brief illness at Martha's Vineyard Hospital.

Martha’s Vineyard tops W. Bridgewater to clinch playoff berth

Kat Dorr and Aubrey Ashmun scored as the Vineyarders won a first place league showdown with West Bridgewater and qualified for the state tournament.

Arbitrator rules Tisbury was justified in firing Sgt. Fiske

The arbitrator ruled that Sergeant Fiske failed to comply with Tisbury Police Department domestic violence and sexual assault policies.

Dragger goes aground on Lobsterville Beach

Bound under tow for Hyannis, the Betty B awaits salvage on Losterville Beach.

Police task force nabs violent Worcester felon on cocaine charge

A man with a long and violent criminal record faces cocaine trafficking charges on Martha's Vineyard

Edgartown wants medical review in firefighter injury case

According to its counsel, Edgartown has already paid thousands more than it was obliged to, on behalf of James Klingensmith.

Imprisoned coke dealer Britton set free on drug lab malfeasance

He admitted to cocaine dealing, was convicted and sentenced to state prison. But state testing lab employee's malfeasance led to a convict's release.

Martha’s Vineyard Commission concludes wind energy plan hearing

There was barely a breeze of public comment at the Martha's Vineyard Commission's public hearing on a draft wind energy plan for Dukes County last week.

Jail explains why fingerprints failed to identify defendant

Only after jailers resubmitted Shannon Owen's fingerprints five days after her arrest did they learn her true identity and fugitive status.

Charges dropped against Island man in July Oak Bluffs brawl

Police and prosecutors sort out charges from a July street fight in Oak Bluffs.

It is down to the wire in the 67th Bass and Bluefish Derby

There is no question in my mind that the shore bass category represents the heart and soul of the Derby.

67th annual Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish derby

67th Derby Results (Through October 9) Grand Leaders All-Tackle Boat bluefish: Adam Cummings, 16.06. Shore bluefish: Robert J. Boyhan, 15.39 Boat bass: Stephen J. Pietruska, 44.40. Shore bass: Tony...

Lawmakers favor spearfishing for striped bass to boost tourism

Spearfishing enthusiasts say Massachusetts loses tourism dollars. Opponents argue it is already an overfished stock.

Shark tournament critics lose on ballot referendum request

Selectmen tell tournament opponents they will need more signatures to get a question on the April election ballot.

Cafe Moxie in Vineyard Haven reopens Friday

Café Moxie has risen from the ashes of a fire that destroyed it four years ago and is expected to open its doors on...

Pay Tisbury Water Works bills to avoid service shut-off

Tisbury Water Works (TWW) customers with delinquent accounts must pay them in full by Monday, October 15, to prevent water service shutoffs.

Summer traffic cop arrested after Oak Bluffs bar fight

A man charged with assault told police they had not right to arrest him, because he was a special police officer.

Martha’s Vineyard Commission sets hearing on new policy

The Martha's Vineyard Commission (MVC) will hold a public hearing on a draft policy on site design and landscape at 7:15 pm on Thursday, October 18, at the Commission offices on 33 New York Avenue in Oak Bluffs.

Bird, deer hunting seasons begin

Island hunters will have plenty of opportunities to bag game with the start of the Massachusetts hunting season.

Brown Bag Series schedule

Every Tuesday, from 11:30 am to 1 pm, at the Harbor View Hotel in Edgartown.